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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1974, Abilene, Texas Wait gttrilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 93RD YEAR, NO. 324 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 7, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Atiorintetl Prtsi NE Hendrick Needs Street for Expansion By EUJE RUCKEH Volume of Traffic Key to Access Roads Q. Why do people coming off freeways in Abilene yield to traffic on service roads? In all-other big elites, service road traffic yields (o freeway traffic. Why are we different? A. Because our service roads have two- way traffic rather than one-way as in many larger cities, says District Highway Engi- neer Jake Roberts. We don't have enough traffic volume yet to justify one-way fron- tage roads and Roberts (eels it's easier and safer to have freeway traffic yield than to have, two cars yielding in opposite direc- tions. If you can visualize it, traffic moving toward a car coming down the freeway would liavo lillle or no time to determine whether the car was leaving the freeway or continuing on it. Traffic moving one-way long with freeway traffic, would have more time 10 watch the car moving alongside and judge whether or not it was moving toward the exit ramp. Q. Will (he cable TV company consid- er brnadcasling a wider variety ol-FM stations from the Fort Worth-Dallas area for the benefit of those who have Ihclr slerco .systems hooked up to the cable? A. Cable TV Manager Robert Hinshaw says he's already bringing in quite a num- ber of Dallas FM stations but he plans to add a country-western FM which he hopes to have by fall. Q. I understand the library Is partially subsidized by (he federal government but it's specified (hat this money will pay for hooks only, not periodicals or films. I understand they can buy only a very limited amount of periodicals and films because of Ibis. Why, with the surplus In our clfy budget, can't some of this money be used for the library? A. Tt could be but the former City Manag- er Assistant City Manager and the Library Director all seem satisfied that the library is adequately 'funded. Library D.i r.e c t o r ..Dec Blackmor, says, "There's always a shoilaae of library materials but the Irulh is the city has allo- cated this year in revenue-sharing money, and a .good deal of this is going for audio-visual aids. We feel pretty good about it. Of course, we can't have everything ev- ery patron would like to have in Ihc library; it's a matter of what (lie majority seem to call for." Federal grants to Ihe library dwindled from last year to this year but Hie City Council saw this coming and allo- cated in revenue sharing funds to lake up the H. P. Clifton, unlil recently city manager, said, in the 10 years he's been here the number of materials at Ihc library has dou- bled. He doesn't feel it's being neglected. 0. Does grapefruit cat up all the fat th; I you've hart during the day if you cat one at night? A. Wouldn't that bs nice! But think aboul il, if mis were true, the word would have spread and there Wouldn't be a grapefruit left in Christendom. Some people'have the idea thai since grapefruit has a high acid content, the acid should cat up the fat but tiiis is simply not based on fact. In fact, Dietician Milla Perry says too many grape- fruits can actually be harmful. If you con- sume too much acid it will cat up your stomach, not the fal. Q. I need lo know toe wcrlh of several antiques I possess, especially a card given as a school award over 100 years ago and made by Prang Co. I under- stand Prang cards are extremely valua- ble. Prang was the first (o manufacture cards. Where can I find (bis informa- tion? A. We have two suggestions. Drop by Ihe Kingslon Bookstore on N. 2nd anil browse through its old copies of "Antique Trader" and Ihc "Official Guide to Paper Ameri- cana." You'll gel an idea of whal collectors are looking for and the prices they're will- ing lo pay. Then contact Jerry llardin at Jilmdalc Flea Market who specializes in miscellaneous anliqucs. lie may be able to help you determine value of your other un- dent items. We undcrsland the mosl valuable cards now arc those whidi have clipper ships, early aulos, sports, famous Americans, ear- ly trains, bicycles or balloons pictured. is aboul Ihc maximum Ihc average caul collector is shelling out lor antique cards. Address questions (o Acfion Line, Box 3D, Abilene, Texas 79604. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please, include tel- ephone lumber's if possible. 85 BILL GOULD Reporter-News Staff Wrller Abilene's Planning and Zon- ing Commission acted Monday to help clear the way for an extensive long-range expan- sion program b> Hendrick Me- morial Hospital. Plans for ,lhe expansion- came to lighl..when hospital officials and architect James Tittle approached the panel aboul closing the J9TO block of Cedar .Street to through traffic. Tittle told the commission that Ihe street closure will be needed to facilitate the pro- work, which is to extend across Cedar eastward toward Pine SLrecl. "THIS, is A LONG-rangc proposal, Ihree years in devel- opment, and were 'blocked in' when we first started plan- said Hendrick Adminis- trator Boone Powell Jr. Since that time, he said, all. but a- few .small pieces of property have been acquired between the hospital and Pine. Powell said thai the Hen1 drick'board of directors and medical staff undertook an ex- haustive study of Ihe hospital "and the need'for belter health care services 'before- deciding lo go ahead wilh the proposal. "It's just gelling more and more difficult lo attract new physicians (to Abilene) with- out being able lo offer them adequate facilities and space to he-noted. ALTHOUGH DETAILS of the planned project have not been confirmed, a three-di- mensional model of Hie gener- al proposal was shown lo the Pi-Z members and staff. High points of Hie layout in- clude the extension of two ex- isting wings of the hospital, a new geriatric center, a seven- s I o r y professional building connected with Hendrick via a tunnel under North 19th Street, and additional parking. Tiltlc and Powell also hinl- cd at even more building, but said that particulars on the entire proposal would nol be announced .until later this year. THE CITY STAFF reported no abjections to Ihe street clo- sure, suggesting only that North 10th and 20th be in- creased in width from their present 30 feet to 40 feet In order lo handle the extra traffic which would lie re- routed to avoid Ihe 1900 block of Cedar. The Ihcn voted unani- mously to recommend that the closure be approved, wilh fi- nal action on il to come from Ihe Cily Council. QUEEN THEATER landmark to make way for park _ I' The Queen Theater, an Abi- lene landmark and for many years Ihc city's finest show- house, will, be demolished to make way for a downtown park. The park will honor Ihe mem- ory of the late Mrs. Will D. Min- ter, whose hiisband is donating the property for lhat purpose. Mrs. Minter died in 1961. The annonncemcn came Tuscday morning in a news conference at Dyess Air Force Base. The Abilene Kiwanis Club said it had chartered a charitable, non-profit foundation, the' Ki- wanis Club of Abilene Founda- tion, Inc., which will carry through the project of demolish- ing Ihc Iheater and creating the park; Ed N. Wishcamper, president of the Kiwanis Foundation, said Ihal the foundation will take charge of the property shortly and demolish the building. THE 96th CIVIL Engineering Squadron at Dyess Air Force Rase will clear the site afler the demolition, leaving it ready for development of Ihe park. Col. Edmond Murray, com- mander of Ihc Civil Engineers, explained that this squadron will do the site clearing under the Air Force's Domestic Action Program, for Civil Engineers as an exercise in training its per- sonnel. The park will IK named the Vcra Hall Minter Memorial Park. T'.io Abilene Parks and Recre- ation Board in its regular monthly meeting Tuesday morn- ing gave unanimous approval to a Kiwanis request presented by Wishcamper thai Hie Parks and Recreation Department assist in the development of the park, and assume its maintenance in- to .the future. Wishcamper said the Kiwanis Foundation was not asking for any capital funds from Ihc Parks panel. DK. JOE HUMPHREY made the motion, seconded by Sirs- Wheeler. Eddie Hodges praised the projecl as an exam- ple of what can be accom- plished with the "cooHeralion of private citizens, a; civic club and the City Of-Ab'ilene. Wishcamper proposed dial the City and .the Kiwanis Founda- tion negotiate a lense which would provide for the park maintenance. Cily' Manager Fred Sandlin said Ihe Kiwanis proposal, ap- proved by the Parks and Recre- ation Board, would be subject lo approval nlso by the City Conn- cil. He said it would be consid-. creil at the council's Slay 23 meeting. AT THE DYESS news confer- ence, Wishcamper .expressed not only of. the Abilene Kiwanis Club, but of the ehlire to Slinter for his generosity in giving the property for park purposes; lo the Dyess Civil Engineers for making the project possible by Ihcir participation; and 10 the City of Abilene for ils anlicipal- Mrs. Minter Noted For Civic Works Mrs. Will D. Minler, whose will be enshrined in a park on Ihc site of the Queen Theater, ranked among Abi- Icnc's outstanding w omen 's leaders. Her c n d e a v o r s in civic, church, women's and cultural affairs were numerous, but she is bcsl remembered for her long service in support of the Abilene Public Library. Slic served lo years on Ihc of Ihc library and was ils chairman from 195C lo her re: (ircmcnl in 1360. She is widely credited wilh a large share of the credit for con- struction of Ihc -present library al N. 2nd and Cedar Sts. TITK A B I L F. N E Reporter- News said on-the occasion of Nixon, Petersen In Transcripts The edited transcript of Jtiree of four conservations between President Nixon and Deputy Atty. Gen. Henry Petersen appears on today's editorial page. Pg 4A. NEWS INDEX A i' 7A H Horoscope Hospilel Patient; Obituaries Soorls To Your Good Health TV Uo, 8B 2A U 2B S 1-3C 6A 4R Women's Ncsvs 3B her death May 18, 1961, lhat much of Hie success of the bond issue which made possible Ihe new library had been attributed to Mrs. Minlcr's efforts in be- half of Ihe projecl. It was a personal mission with her in which she made calls on countless- business and civic leaders, spoke repeatedly lo public gatherings, and otherwise generated public support for the project. She made numerous Irips lo olher cities lo inspect library fa- cililics which might be incorpo- rated in Abilene's library. The Abilene Philharmonic or- chestra was another objecl of her irilcresl. At the lime of her death, she was advisory chair- man for Ihc -Abilene Philhar- monic fiuild. SUP, ALSO WAS vice presi- dent of the Abilene Museum of ArK member of Ihe hoard or directors of the Sunshine Nursery and one time its pres- ident, prc.sidcnl of the Cotillion Club, a Cub Seoul den mother, c.nil a director of the West Tex- Girl Seoul Council. She was a member .of Ihc Kirsl Presbyterian Church in which she held numerous of- fices. She also was a member and MRS. HIM. MINTKR nark to hrar name president of the Abilene I'anhcl- Icnic Association. A native of Abilene. Mrs. Min- icr was born Vcra Hall July 7. 190ft. She atlcndcd local schools and in 1926 sradnalcd from Abi- lene School where she was a school beauty. SHE ATTENDED the Univor- sily of Texas two years and graduated from llardin-Sim- nions Universilv in 1930. She and Mr. Minler were mar- ried April 21, .Ttrv had Iwo children, a daughter, Julie, who is Mrs. Mark l.cvcnthal of Calif., and .1 son, Bill, who is a graduate sludont al Ihc Univer- sity of Texas. Sen. Scott Says Dialogue Shabby By DON McLEOD Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Sen- ate Republican Leader Hugh Scott said today President Nixon's Watergate- transcripts reveal "a shabby, disgusting, immoral performance" by all of those involved. Scotl, who has defended the White House and said portions of the transcript he saw lasl winter showed Nixon's inno- cence, gave reporters some sharp comments on them based on reading about BOO of the pages. "I Ihini ll's a shabby, dis- gusting immoral perform- the Pennsylvania Re- publican said. Asked if he meant by the President, he re- plied "by. each of those per- sons according to what he said." Scott said "I am enormously disturbed that there was not enough showing.of .moral in- _ However, declined" Vb'say aiivlhing" further and, when asked if he still though! Ihe transcripts Ihe President, said he stands on a statement he made lasl Fri- day. At that lime, he said the full transcripts of the March 21 meetings involving Presu dent Nixon and former coun- sel John W. Dean 111 are con- sistent with the summaries and excerpts he was shown last winter. ed approval of -assisting in nark (Icvelopment- and maintenance. "The Minter Wish- camper said, "has been a strong, positive force in Abilene since 1900, contributing through two generations to the city's business, "civic, cultural and church progress." WILL A- MINTER Jr. founded Minter Dry Goods Co. in 1900. He was the father of Will D. Miuter, present head of the company and donor of the the- ater property for a park. Wishcamper praised Ihe in- volvement of Ihe Dyess engi- neers in the project as "Ihe newest among countless in- stances of the good citizenship of Dyess Air Force Base and its people in Abilene affairs" since (he base was activated neaily years ago. 'Frankly, if il were not for the assistance of the Dyess engi- neers, this worthy project might never have been brought to frui- he said. Wishcamper said the park will bo pursuant to a con- cept developed by Tittle, Luther and Loving, Architects. Jim Tit- lle, partner in Ihe firm and chairman of Operation Turna- round, a division of the Abilene Chamber of Commerce working lo rerilalizc the central business district, was present at Ihe news conference. "FM EXTKEJH-XY pleased that Iho Minlcr's have shown their interest in the downtown area nol only now, hut through- cm the Tittle said. "Maybe Ihis development will he an impetus tor the rest of the properly owners and business people lo seek ways lo improve the downtown area. This is real- ly a greal thing." Wishcamper said plans for the park include a fountain as a center of interest, walkways, benches, bolh vcar-rounrt, ever- green plantings, and blooming flowers for Ihc growing season. He said an automatic-limed irri- svstem will he installed. The theater site is fid feet by IOO fed, all of which will be dcvolcd to the park. Tlic park development will be a community-wide project, Wishcamper said. "The Kiwanis Club, through its foundation, is pleased to as- sume this project, but we wish lo emphasize thai we will wel- come and in fad. need support of all interested people See THHATHK, lOA, Oil. 8 CAB Stands By REA Air Ruling WASHINGTON (AP) Civil Acronr.utics Board has refused to reconsider its ear- lier order stripping KEA ICx- press Inc. of its exclusive au- thority to offer air express, or priority air freight service. The board gave HEA until Aug. I to change its air ex- press operations into regular air freight forwarder opera: lions. II said air express opcr- alions after that date would be offered by each indiwdual'air- line instead of by one frcighl shipper. Judge Brewsler Is Hospitalized Federal Judge.Leo Brewsler, 70. was reported in "guarded lo serious condilions" at Hendrick Memorial Hospital's coronary care unit Tuesday morning. Judge Br'ewster admitted to Hendrick Monday. The attending physician said that the judge would be hospital- ized "several declined any further on the judge's illness. THE JUDGE BECAME ill Monday while in Abilene for the courts' May docket- Judge W. SI. Taylor Jr. of Dallas, who succeeded Judge. .Brewsler" as Chief Judge of the Northern District of Texas last' October when-Judge Brews- ter assumed senior judge status, was in court Tuesday morning, and unavailable for comment on what arrangements would be made for the Abilene division May docket. Brcwstcr was to be honored by the Kort Worth-Tarrant County Bar Assn. at the Ridslea Coun- try Club in Fort Worth Friday night. A delegation of Abilene lawyers was scheduled to be among those honoring the judge.- For Lack of a Front, High Humidity Is Futile By JOE DAC'Y II. Reporter-News Staff Writer Forecasters al the National Weather Service said Tuesday thai a southerly flow of fluff moisture is dampening almost the entire slate, but that no weather system is available lo trigger il into rain in Abilene. Forecaster Jerry O'Bry.ml saitl ire humidity at a.m. Tuesday was 93 per cent, indica- tive of conditions all over Ihe stale as a high pressure system continues lo pour moisture over the area. This circulation pattern, which O'Bryant said was not particu- larly'slrong. began Moday wilh the aid of easterly winds, which pulled Ihe moisture over Ihe en- tire stale. "WE HAVE to have some kind of trigger." O'Bryanl said, alluding to a "liltlc low pressure centered over Nebras- ka. O'Brvanl said Ihis center mav a lo'.v I'-oiiTri v.hicli could then slide off Inn back of a cold fronl due north of the Abilene area. The front he said, moved cast- ward Monday and missed Ihe area. The (roughing effect, he said, is building and mav be the nest best bet for rain. But because it WEATHER U.S. OF COMMERCE NaitoMl WMlter StrviCf ABILENE fND VICINITY (Ifrnll radius) Parity clouriv ?nd v.arm{ l.iroupll Saulhfrly wlwjs fi I 11 mph, High Ihli adcrnwn In the fo.vp l.cu lonlQhi near 60, Wtdncscic In lite mid 80s Hiqri and lov; lar 31 hours endirq a.m.: 74 and S5. High and lovr snme cljle Inn ytar: to ant it. V.'nsrl Iflsl n'riM: Icdciy: ivnie! lonigftl: is so far to the north, O'Bryant said the wind patlerns may de- feat chances for rain even if the through docs move Abilene's way. "YOU U S U A I, L Y gel southwesterly winds ahead of il to dry you oul before you got the O'Bryant said. In effccl, Ihe winds vrouM blow all moisture away be- fore the trigger would get here, he said. Another possibility for rain lies in showers caused by warm, moist air rising lo cooler levels because of Ihc heal, he ex- plained, and then condensing inlo showers. "You can get an isolated air mass he said, which causes the surface air lo rise, similar to Ihe boiling effect of a pan of water on Ihp stove. As the steam condenses on the cooler cover, it "rains" back inlo Iho pan. A WEEK-ENDfR WANT AD CITS TOUI WSSAGE TO THt IUTIIS: 15 WOtOS 3 DAYS SAVE si.90 Additional wordi 15 coch Nn phone of tit 11 Cmh in Deadline 3 pm Thundoy No refundi UIUNC KPHUI NEWS -'I